Highway Engineer I

Location US-OH-Columbus
Job ID
# Positions
Transportation - Highway & Rail


Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings – these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.


At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each day.


CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Highway Engineer I to join our Highway Team located in Columbus, OH.


CHA believes our employees should have the time and flexibility to balance work and personal commitments. We offer most employees the option of a hybrid schedule with a work week that includes both office and work from home days.


CHA’s highway professionals have planned, developed, and provided solutions to municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, public and private authorities, and state transportation agencies for nearly 70 years. Addressing the immediate travel needs and expectations of today’s society and anticipating the mobility and modal challenges and opportunities that will accompany our next generation requires comprehensive planning, engineering, and implementation.  CHA's rail professionals have hands-on industry backgrounds and deep relationships with regulatory agencies.  Over the past 25 years, we have planned, programmed, assessed, and selected all types of rail sites. We have coordinated, designed, and reconstructed all types of rail facilities, tracks, and infrastructure for a full range of public and private passenger service providers.


Working closely with professional engineers, the Highway Engineer assists in the design, implementation, and technical analysis on various projects to suit individual client needs. At CHA, our Highway Engineer works on multiple projects in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet client, contractual, and company requirements. 


The Highway Engineer aids in preparing construction plans, contract documents and cost estimates for various engineering tasks, and performs simple calculations and engineering design to standard and regulation. Collaboration, communication, and a positive attitude will be keys to success in this role.


At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required
  • EIT certification is preferred
  • No prior experience required; however, prior internship(s) and/or applicable coursework preferred
  • Demonstrates a strong willingness to learn about the respective engineering discipline
  • Has a strong theoretical knowledge in the respective engineering field
  • Familiar with engineering, computational, and modeling software such as AutoCAD and Microstation is preferred
  • Knowledge of OpenRoads design software is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team environment with the willingness to assist mid and senior level engineering and project management staff
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences


At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in – combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities – reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.


We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed